He is a former winner of the Edinburgh IV and the World Masters Debating Competition. John also judged an unprecedented 6 World Universities' Debating Championships finals, including being Chief Adjudicator at Cork Worlds 1996 and Deputy Chief Adjudicator at Stellenbosch Worlds in ’97. He (along with Ray D’Cruz) was the first Worlds DCA. He judged the finals in Princeton, Cork, Stellenbosch, Manila, Sydney and Glasgow. He also judged the preliminary rounds at Worlds.
He now works for the United Nations.
Chief Adjudicator: Cork Worlds 1996
Deputy Chief Adjudicator: Stellenbosch Worlds in ’97
Final Judge: Princeton Worlds
Final Judge: Manila Worlds
Final Judge: Sydney Worlds
Final Judge: Glasgow Worlds